Color of the Month - Caught Red Handed

Color of the Month - Caught Red Handed

By Amanda Klein

Color of the Month - Caught Red Handed

Red sometimes gets accused of being a trendy color that's out, but we love dark reds and burgundys in the fall and winter; fun and whimsical for autumn and Thanksgiving then sleek and sophisticated for Christmas. 

MirroFlex Boston Ceiling Tile

Accent colors don't have to be limited to walls or floors; have you thought about making your ceiling an accent color? We could definitely see these ceiling tiles in Merlot used in a dining room to give it a color and style upgrade.

Pro Tip: If you rent, adding an accent ceiling might be the best way to add a large swath of color without adding something considered permanent (paint). Most accent ceiling can be hung with a grid and wire system or, since they're made with PVC and fairly lightweight, try using mounting putty.

Target Safavieh Cybil Rug

We love that this rug is saturated with color but still has a beautiful pattern. It's available in several sizes to work wherever you'd like to use it.  

Pro Tip: While rugs can be pricey, they are a great décor piece to swap in and out as desired. When not in use, rolling up the rug for storage takes up less space; under a bed or in a closet corner will work. 

Country Floors Chenille Crackled Tiles

Talk about a WOW factor! These tiles are not only a striking color but have a beautiful crackle finish to them. They also come in multiple sizes to work for almost any pattern you can imagine. 

Pro Tip: If you are concerned with an amount of accent tile because of the look, but don't want to mix it with another tile, consider reducing the area of use. For example, in a bathroom, instead of tiling the entire wall behind the vanity, limit the tile to above the vanity only; a large mirror will also help reduce the tiled area.

Joss & Main Annette Armchair

Be careful, you could get lost in this chair! This oversized seat looks like the perfect location to cuddle up by a fireplace with a good book. 

Pro Tip: We love the use of accent chairs in a living room that inject color. Ready to redo your living room in another color? Accent chairs are cost effective enough to get something new more regularly than other types of furniture. Donate that old chair and add a new color!

Sherwin Williams Paint in Red Theatre 

Red paint can be tricky, and as previously mentioned, a little trendy. To avoid this, choose a red paint with blue undertone instead of orange; a burgundy is a more classic color than bright red.

Pro Tip: Don't forget, paint does not have to be limited to walls or ceilings. Do you have a piece of furniture that is looking a little beat up? Refinish it with an accent paint. 

Wayfair August Grove Giomar Pillow

We are way into plaid these days, probably too much. But plaid is a classic pattern so a perfect addition to any décor. 

Pro Tip: Décor accents don't need to say Merry Christmas to be considered Christmas décor. Plaid is a great way to decorate for Christmas and depending on the pattern and colors used, can be really elegant. 


Time for your home to get an infusion of red? We think these palettes would make a great addition! 

Caught Red Handed Palletes

(From left to right: IIDecor Small Palette #28, Kitchen Warm Color #2, IIDecor Large Palette #1)


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